Fri, Jun 24

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San Diego

Preliminary Round AM - 2022 San Diego Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs

Preliminary Round AM - 2022 San Diego Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs

Time & Location

Jun 24, 8:30 AM – 11:50 AM

San Diego, 7600 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

About the Event

This is the first round of the 2022 San Diego Piano Competition and Festival for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by AmateurPianists. AmateurPianists believes in making piano music accessible to everyone, so all the events over the entire 3 days are FREE to the audience. So come and bring your family and friends!

This Preliminary Round has every promise of being a spectacular one, with 30 superb pianists from 6 countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, England, and Ireland) and 10 states. They are just like us, people with day jobs/obligations; but they also chose to spend a lot of their discretionary time practicing and practicing and practicing. And we will get a chance to hear them at their best! Perhaps nervous best?

You are invited to attend and applaud enthusiastically, knowing that EVERYONE is a winner just by being selected for this competition. Each competitor will play a 10-minute repertoire, based on their own selection of music, which will be published in the program booklet available to all.

Please register for this Preliminary Round with your RSVP to this event. This will help us monitor the number of people in the audience.

Note: This is the longest session of all so feel free to take a break any time. (As with classical concerts, please enter and exit quietly between pieces.) There is a 45-minute lunch break and a short 15-minutes break in the morning and afternoon.

The jury will select 12 pianists to move on to the Semi-Final Round and the names of the Semi-Finalists will be posted at 6:00 pm PDT on June 24, 2022.

This event will be live-streamed on YouTube. To watch remotely, please visit https://bit.ly/38S1HMW.

Awards for this competition are as follows: 

1st prize ($2,000), 

2nd prize ($1,000), 

3rd prize ($500), 

gifts for the Best Baroque Period, 

Best Classical Period, 

Best Romantic Period, 

Best Modern Period, and the 

Spirit of the Competition Award ($250) which is selected by AmateurPianists volunteers.

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